Our people are what make Berkshire Healthcare a great place to work, so we want to make sure that we are recruiting the best candidates as swiftly and efficiently as possible.
We have started to implement a series of transformational changes to our recruitment processes to make the candidate experience easier. This includes the whole journey, from first seeing one of our adverts, all the way through to welcoming and onboarding new joiners into our Trust.
We have identified several key initiatives that will help us deliver recruitment transformation.
We are currently creating new streamlined processes using robotic process automation (RPA). This technology will allow us to automate the right types of tasks and activities, making it easier and quicker for candidates to join Berkshire Healthcare. It will also give our managers more time to deliver clinical care.
Some other examples of our work include:
- Ensuring that our processes are inclusive to all our candidates. This includes building relationships with a wide range of different organisations to support and welcome all candidates with protected characteristics
- Using improved technology to allow candidates to book their interview slots at a time that suits them
- Updating our recruitment communications to candidates and are now exploring technology to allow us to verify ID documents online rather than in person
- Simplifying recruitment paperwork for recruiting managers to free up their time to focus on patient care
- Improved monitoring of the time it takes to hire our candidates and putting in measures to reduce this time further
- Reducing the number of repetitive tasks for our recruitment administration team, such as inputting data or moving it across several systems using RPA
- Building a digital portal allowing new joiners to get a feel of what it is like to work for us before joining – and they have access to their mandatory training and can complete before their start date if they wish to do so
Although we are still at an early stage in our recruitment transformation journey, we are so excited to introduce these improvements to help make Berkshire Healthcare outstanding for all.